Writing - Comma 5

Index
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
  • 1 A) The boat, which she bought five years ago, is modern and spacious.
  • 1 B) The boat which she bought five years ago is modern and spacious.
  • 2 A) He doesn't earn much money, in spite of working very hard.
  • 2 B) He doesn't earn much money in spite of working very hard.
  • 3 A) Both Robert, and Jim graduated from Cambridge University in 2002.
  • 3 B) Both Robert and Jim graduated from Cambridge University in 2002.
  • 4 A) You work in na office, don't you?
  • 4 B) You work in an office don't you?
  • 5 A) He bought a new red Mercedes.
  • 5 B) He bought a new, red Mercedes.
  • 6 A) Glen was very happy to win the competition.
  • 6 B) Glen, was very happy to win the competition.
  • 7 A) She complained of severe headache yet continued to work.
  • 7 B) She complained of severe headache, yet continued to work.
  • 8 A) Your homework should be written in ink not pencil.
  • 8 B) Your homework should be written in ink, not pencil.

Answers

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CORRECT!

We use a comma to separate non-defining relative clauses from the main clause. A non-defining relative clause describes a preceding noun by adding extra information about it.

INCORRECT!

We use a comma to separate non-defining relative clauses from the main clause. A non-defining relative clause describes a preceding noun by adding extra information about it.

CORRECT!

We don't usually put a comma after the main clause when a dependent (subordinate) clause follows it!

INCORRECT!

We don't usually put a comma after the main clause when a dependent (subordinate) clause follows it!

CORRECT!

Don't use a comma to separate the two halves of a correlative conjunction.

INCORRECT!

Don't use a comma to separate the two halves of a correlative conjunction.

CORRECT!

A comma is used to separate a statement from a question.

INCORRECT!

A comma is used to separate a statement from a question.

CORRECT!

Don't use a comma if the adjectives are not equally important or give different kinds of information.

INCORRECT!

Don't use a comma if the adjectives are not equally important or give different kinds of information.

CORRECT!

Do not separate a subject from its verb.

INCORRECT!

Do not separate a subject from its verb.

CORRECT!

If the subject does not appear in front of the second verb, we do not use a comma.

INCORRECT!

If the subject does not appear in front of the second verb, we do not use a comma.

CORRECT!

A comma is used to separate contrasting parts of a sentence.

INCORRECT!

A comma is used to separate contrasting parts of a sentence.